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Tristan Ladouceur builds on family reputation for racing success

A young Alexandria kart racer is having quite the summer, racking up the victories on the dirt oval in Cornwall.

Tristan Ladouceur
Alexandria youngster Tristan Ladouceur has been racking up the victories in kart racing this summer. (photo used with permission)

Tristan Ladouceur, son of stock car driver Joey Ladouceur and grandson of Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame inductee Laurent Ladouceur, nabbed his fourth track victory of the season on Tuesday night.

His dad tells me that the young racer competes in Junior 3 class, a division for kids ages 12 through 15. Three of Tristan’s wins have come in Cornwall, while one was achieved on the Brockville track.

Thank you to photographer Tyler Lacelle for the above image. You can check out more of his work on his Facebook page.

And it’s not just young Tristan who is having a great summer on the track. His cousin Trey has two wins in the Stock (15+ age group), and cousin Liam has a few victories in Junior 2 (ages 10-12).

In the most recent Modifieds division race held on the Cornwall track August 23, Joey Ladouceur finished sixth. The winner on the night was the Seaway City’s own Corey Wheeler.

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Joey Ladouceur sets track record at Cornwall Motor Speedway

During a practice session on the clay oval at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday, Alexandria race car driver Joey Ladouceur set a new track record in the 358-Modified class, completing the circuit in 12.640 seconds.

Joey Ladouceur
Joey Ladouceur racing his family’s #23 car at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. (submitted photo)

Ladouceur tells me, “The track record was set during practice in the Modified division, driving our family-owned #23 Mr Radiator Auto Service Dirt Modified (Cornwall’s premier division) car. The chassis is a Bicknell chassis (built in St. Catharine’s ,Ontario), and the engine is one that my dad, Laurent [a Glengarry Sport Hall of Fame inductee], built. Most of the other competitors have engines that they buy from professional engine builders that cost $25,000 – $30,000, so it was nice to have something that we built ourselves beat all the professionally-built engines.”

On the conditions for the August 9 racing, the veteran drivers says, “After a brief rain delay, and some prepping of the moist clay by the speedway track crew, the track conditions were perfect for a track record (there’s a lot of traction when the clay transitions from slippery to tacky/sticky. After that is begins to harden and slowly transitions to hard clay, kinda like polishing cement, which leads to a decline in traction and slower lap times.”

To see a video of Ladouceur on the track, follow this link to his Facebook post.

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Rebuilding Glens deal veteran Ladouceur to Casselman

Alexandria’s own Austin Ladouceur is an Alexandria Glen no more. The product of local minor hockey and veteran of the Green and Gold’s junior ‘B’ hockey team has been dealt to the Casselman Vikings, in exchange for a player development fee.

Austin Ladouceur
Austin Ladouceur

The 20-year-old defenceman suited up for 15 games with the Glens this season, recording 2 goals, 3 assists, and 16 penalty minutes.

Today, he dressed for the first time as a Viking, as Casselman played a daytime game for schoolchildren. Ladouceur didn’t hit the scoresheet, as his new team went down to a 2-1 loss to the Whitewater Kings. He was joined on the ice by another Glengarrian, Maxville’s Todd McBain, who was called up from the U18 Hawkesbury Hawks as an affiliate.

Ladouceur played three full seasons with the Alexandria Glens.

The team’s general manager, Derick Viau, explained to me that the reason for dealing Ladouceur to Casselman was to give the veteran a chance to win a championship in his final year of junior hockey. Viau admitted that this is a rebuilding year for his club which has struggled to hit the win column. The Glens are currently last in the Martin Division, while the Vikings are tops in the league.

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Ladouceur brothers race on Cornwall track

Alexandria stock car racing brothers Joey Ladouceur and Lee Ladouceur were captured in this August 4 photo by Rick Young, at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The Ladouceurs are regulars at the track, as is Young who keeps a record of the drivers through his images. His work is showcased here on his website.

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Heading into this Sunday’s racing, Joey Ladouceur stands 7th in the Cornwall track’s modified class season standings, while Lee is 11th.

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